Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Daemon Prince with Power Arm Conversion

A conversion with a little bit of inspiration from the original model itself. This is the new plastic daemon prince model, built in a standard manner apart from the left arm.

The original left arm -- the one that looks like it is gesticulating "come here" to some unfortunate -- didn;t really appeal to me. I'm not sure why to be honest. Maybe it was the overly long and thin fingers perhaps? So, I decided to do away with it. I then set about thinking about what to replace it with. My first thought was to attempt something like a double tyranid crushing claw / pincer conversion. But I couldn't shake the feeling that it would look too tyranid-like.

And that lead me to think about space marines themselves. Before chaos space marine lords become daemon princes, they likely use (and abuse) all kinds of technology. So why not try to fit some technology in to the daemon prince?

After that though, the solution presented itself: a power fist! From my soul grinder, I had a left-over claw that appeared as if it would fit the bill very well. I dry-fitted it, but it looked to be a little on the large side. After much head scratching and talks with friends, they convinced me that it wasn't on the "too big" side of things. Power fists are bigger than "normal" marine arms after all. Moreover, who's to say that this prince hasn't received a gift from the Forge of Souls itself?

So despite being a little worried initially, I am pleased with this conversion. The conversion work itself was a case of pinning the arm on to the torse, clipping away a little bit of the upper arm and attaching the shoulderpad to cover-up the green stuff work that had bulked-out the shoulder joint underneath. I intend to paint it up in some khorne or neutral colours when I get around to it. Although in principle, it would make a very fine daemon prince of the Iron Warriors legion.


Dave G _ Nplusplus said...

Looks very cool - the only thing I'd suggest is a blending of flesh and tech.

You could do this with green stuff or bits, maybe a sand and glue combination.. I would use an art gel though and pull the arm into the body. That's what I used on my chaos base:

Ricalope said...

He looks great, but oddly Mr. Huggy..

Just goes to show you, geniuses think alike ;)

Anton said...

that looks mental, I love it!!!

jabberjabber said...

Hi Ricalope -- Wow, I did not even see your posting (honestly!)
Thanks for the link -- I'm going to look more closely at your conversion now.

jabberjabber said...

Hi Dave G -- thanks for the link! I hadn't considered art gel -- its a great idea! Cheers!

jabberjabber said...

Thanks Anton!

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